Re: Writing, language, & consciousness

Deus Ex Machina (x8h1@MUSIC.STLAWU.EDU)
Mon, 7 Oct 1996 09:51:40 -0400

>>-- [ From: Timothy Mason * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
>>In message <> Jesse S. Cook III writes:
>>> Are you contradicting *The Cambridge Encylopedia of Language*? On what
>>> basis?
>>Oh dear, oh dear. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language is the work of one
>>man - David Crystal. He is a highly competent and erudite linguist. He does
>>not know everything, nor, in this book, did he attempt to write everything
>>he knows. He has produced a very useful work of reference - and linguists
>>will probably be contradicting it for some time to come.
>He is at least competent enough that Cambridge felt his work was worthy of
>having its name put on it, which is a great deal more than can be said for
>the one who contradicted it.
>Jesse S. Cook III E-Mail:
>Post Office Box 40984 or
>Charleston, SC 29485 USA
>" is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated,
> but for our qualities."--Bernard Berenson (1865-1959)

A fine example of an argumentum ad verecundiam.


Matthew D. Joanis '98
St. Lawrence University
"Ipsa scientia potestas est"